Our Staff - Northern Beaches

Ben Brown

                                                                     Dr Ben Brown

Dr. Ben Brown graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 and since then has worked in a variety of veterinary practices in Australia and the U.K. Ben grew up on a sheep and cattle property in South Western NSW and developed a love of animals and a passion for veterinary science from a very young age.

Ben has a particular interest in surgery and emergency medicine (especially the management of tick paralysis in dogs and cats) and has also spent time working in research and development.

Ben is a founding partner of Sydney Animal Hospitals Northern Beaches and is a local resident. When not at work Ben loves getting out and about with his chocolate lab Axl and surfing some of the great surf breaks the Northern Beaches has to offer. 

Dr. Slade at Sydney Animal Hospitals
                                                                     Dr Andrew Slade

Dr. Andrew Slade graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012. Following graduation Andrew worked in the Inner West of Sydney and in Neutral Bay.

Originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Andrew is delighted to have returned and to be working in Newport Sydney Animal Hospital.

Andrew has a strong interest in both small animal medicine and small animal surgery. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary care including building lasting relationships with patients and their owners. He has also completed several courses in small animal imaging techniques.

When not at work Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, and loves getting out and enjoying the beautiful local beaches. He has two pets of his own, a Cavoodle Gracie and Delta the cat. 

Dr Slade

                                                          Dr Natalie Slade

Dr Natalie Slade BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery) graduated from The University of Sydney Veterinary Science Degree in 2009, and began her career working for the RSPCA in Sydney. Following this she spent several years working in private practice in Neutral Bay. After having a baby in 2017, she has returned to work and joined our team on the Northern Beaches.    
In 2015 Natalie completed additional study and was accepted as a Member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Chapter of Small Animal Surgery. She thoroughly enjoys using her surgical knowledge and skills to help patients suffering from minor or major surgical conditions. Natalie has also completed numerous surgical courses and attends regular surgical conferences. In 2018 and again in 2019, Natalie was selected to be an Examiner for the College in the Chapter of Small Animal Surgery. Apart from this, Natalie loves spending time getting to know clients and their pets, and feels strongly about helping them through both the good and the bad times.   
In her spare time Natalie enjoys adventures with her young family, her dog Gracie, and cat Delta. 

Dr Yen

Dr Yen Chen graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001.   He has worked in various small animal practices in Hong Kong and Sydney since his graduation. 
He was born in Taiwan and has been an Australian Citizen since he was 13. 

Dr Yen loves veterinary practise, particularly working with small animal and exotics. Outside of work, he can often be found wrestling with the family cats and his beloved Chihuahua Muffin, as well as his three young children. 
He also enjoys video games and aspires to be a great Pokemon trainer.

Our Locations

Office Hours

Newtown Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 9519 4111

Inner West Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 9516 1466

Kellyville Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0533

Norwest Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0411

Northern Beaches Newport Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 9pm

Phone:(02) 9997 4609

Avalon Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4pm
Sunday - 9am - 4pm

Phone:(02) 9918 0833


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